29 May 2017

Man pleads guilty to supplying drugs to Kiwi NRL players

5:14 pm on 29 May 2017

A Canberra man has pleaded guilty to selling drugs to former Kiwis captain Jesse Bromwich and his New Zealand teammate Kevin Proctor.

Kevin Proctor and Jesse Bromwich in action

Kevin Proctor, left, and Jesse Bromwich in action Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The ABC reported Adrian Mark Crowther was caught by police after CCTV footage captured him preparing a white powder on his phone before handing it to the two league players.

The pair then allegedly consumed the substance through rolled-up bank notes, just hours after they represented New Zealand in the annual Anzac league test against Australia.

Today, Crowther pleaded guilty to supplying drugs.

He also pleaded guilty to two fresh charges of "possessing a prohibited substance" and "possessing a drug of dependence, cocaine and MDMA", the broadcaster reported.

The court was told the 45-year-old had no other criminal record.

While both Bromwich and Proctor were named in court, neither has been charged with an offence.

At the time of Crowther's arrest, ACT Policing were unable to say whether police planned to pursue charges against the players, but NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg confirmed internal investigations were under way.

Crowther was expected to be sentenced in July.